A little bit about my car - an Audi TT - and the daft things I've done to it because... boredom?
I'm lucky enough to own a 2005 Mk1 Audi TT - basically a Mk4 Golf in a dress with impractically-small rear seat space. I've had it for a little over two years now and its been a lot of fun to own and work on.
It's a four-wheel-drive model with Volkswagen's 3.2 litre VR6 engine powering it, and a flappy-paddle semi-automatic gearbox, which means that if I were a hairdresser (and I'm not mainly because I'm not safe around sharp things like scissors...), I would be able to get from appointment to appointment very quickly, accompanied by a very nice exhaust note.
I call my car "Shed" because, before this car, I owned no less than three Ford Fiestas, all of which were in various states of repair. The first was the least-tidy, and ended its life spray-painted black (by me); because of its slightly tatty appearance, I christened it "Shed". Subsequent cars were logically known as Sheds 2 and 3, and as the Audi is my fourth car, I call it Shed 4.
This page was last updated whilst several ciders past the point where it's safe to operate heavy machinery on roughly the 14th September 2018
The main changes I've made to it are handling upgrades; this is because, as standard, the V6 TT with the auto gearbox is very very nose-heavy (and generally heavy, too, at 1.6 tonnes), so it's infamous for understeering and generally being a bit of a sod to handle.
These upgrades include...
A few other odds and ends have been changed, mainly for cosmetic reasons, because I'm vain like that... =o)
Probably not coming soon, unless I win the lottery several times over...
Things which have broken or are on their way out include...
I might, if I stop being a lazy sod, post up a couple of pictures of all of these time-wasting changes I've made on Shed over the last three-or-so years.
Then again, maybe I should just get out and drive the damned thing :-)